Capturing the light.

Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt is a village on Lake Hallstatt’s western shore in Austria’s mountainous Salzkammergut region. Its 16th-century Alpine houses and alleyways are home to cafes and shops. A funicular railway connects to Salzwelten, an ancient salt mine with a subterranean salt lake, and to a viewing platform over the lake. To the west, a trail leads to the Echern Valley with its glacial potholes and Waldbachstrub Waterfall.

I’ve seen enough Hallstatt photos in Instagram explore page that it made a must visit dream place for me.  When I finished the business meeting in Hamburg, I booked a flight to Munich, and drove 3 hours to get to Hallstatt.  I stayed at the Heritage Hotel, a lovely cozy hotel with a great restaurant. From the hotel to the viewpoint that I took the main photos is just a couple of minutes.  The hotel is visible from the photos.

Let it surf into your dreams.

The evening before, Sunset was not spectacular, but the weather is clear.  I was pleasantly surprised the next morning by the red clouds: it’s just the right amount to paint it like a dream.  When the boat float towards to the church, it was silent, making you feel you are still in your dream.

Go see Hallstatt, with your own eyes.  It is a heavenly place.


  • Taken: 10 February, 2017